Opponent has Big Impact on Michigan Secondary Market Prices
With an estimated $1.7 million already spent on the secondary market for Michigan Wolverines home games this year, those who were shut out of season tickets seem to be turning to other ways to procure seats.
As expected, the two most expensive games on the Wolverines schedule so far are those against rivals Ohio State and Michigan State. The Ohio State game has an average resale price of $310, while the game against the Spartans has an average resale price of $226.
Michigan Wolverines Ticket Prices
Currently the cheapest game on the schedule is a matchup against Rutgers, which has an average resale price of just $68 a ticket. A chart below includes the average resale price and current get-in price for each of the seven home games.
Overall we estimate $1.7 million has been spent on the secondary market on Michigan tickets, the most of any team in college football. The next two teams on the list are Notre Dame and Alabama, which have an estimated $1.4 million and $1 million spent, respectively.
As a team with fans around the country, of those looking for Michigan tickets on SeatGeek, just 26 percent live in The Wolverine State. Interestingly the next state on the list is Ohio with 14 percent. California (7 percent), Texas (7 percent) and New Jersey (6 percent) round out the top five.
Michigan Wolverines Tickets
Michigan Wolverines at Northwestern Wildcats FootballRyan Field · Evanston, IL
Maryland Terrapins at Michigan Wolverines FootballMichigan Stadium · Ann Arbor, MI
Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Wolverines FootballMichigan Stadium · Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan Wolverines at Michigan State Spartans FootballSpartan Stadium · East Lansing, MI
Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Wolverines FootballMichigan Stadium · Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan Wolverines at Rutgers Scarlet Knights FootballHigh Point Solutions Stadium · Piscataway, NJ
Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Wolverines FootballMichigan Stadium · Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan Wolverines at Ohio State Buckeyes FootballOhio Stadium · Columbus, OH
As a sign of the increased hype for Jim Harbaugh and his Wolverines, last year at this point we estimate only $1.1 million had been spent on Michigan tickets on the secondary market. This put the team fourth in college football, behind LSU, Notre Dame and Alabama.
(Photo courtesy of Andrew Horne)